From Lunar New Year staples like dumplings and cut chicken to dishes that reminded the chefs of their parents, try these recipes during the new year.
Helene An, Executive Chef of the House of An Restaurant Group in California
“Lunar New Year is a time when our busy family pauses to celebrate tradition, to honor family and ancestors, and reminisce about family stories while cooking together,” Helene An, executive chef and matriarch of the House of An family, told NBC News.
“Food is the heart of Lunar New Year for us: red coconut rice made with the Gac superfruit for good luck, banh trung (sweet rice cake wrapped in banana leaves fill with mung bean, pork and eggs) for prosperity, and black angel hair seaweed noodle soup to celebrate longevity,” An added. “My house fills with visitors and well-wishers, and the kitchen bubbles with aromatics and laughter and joy. I have many fond Lunar New Year memories cooking with my daughter Jacqueline, and love that she has continue that tradition by bringing her boys in the kitchen with us.”
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By: Charles Lam